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The effect of gender, age and nationality diversity on company performance – Evidence from the Netherlands

Diepen, N.M. van (2015) The effect of gender, age and nationality diversity on company performance – Evidence from the Netherlands.

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Abstract:This study examines the relationship between board diversity and company performance in the Netherlands. There are three dimensions of diversity investigated; gender diversity, age diversity and nationality diversity. Gender diversity is measured as the percentage of women. Nationality diversity is measured as the percentage of non-Dutch directors on the board. Age diversity is measured by the percentage of directors in a specific age group. Company performance is measured with return on assets (ROA), return on equity (ROE), Tobin’s Q and total shareholder return (TSR). The results show a negative, non-linear relationship between nationality diversity and company performance. Also a negative, non-linear relationship between directors from 41 till 50 years old and company performance is found. There are no relationships found between the percentage of women and directors of other age groups.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/67388
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